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“Not worth the money spent” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Pane e Acqua - CLOSED

Pane e Acqua
via M. Bandello 14, 20123 Milan, Italy
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Price range: $0 - $148
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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“Not worth the money spent”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2011

INTERIOR DESIGN: nice idea, sort of shabby chic ecclectism, as for my taste carried out a bit badly, nice old rusty chairs but the protruding pipes definitely weren't the designer's idea. Minimal budget transformed this area into a "design" top class restaurant.

SERVICE: Our waiter was a terrorist. No, really. He did not let us order different dishes (when you're more than 8 they STRONGLY recommend you to order the fixed menu, otherwise the cooks can't manage with orders that are too different from each other o.O). One of the persons from our table was arriving late so we disrupted his entire schedule - he asked us a million times when he was coming. They didn't let the ladies go to the bathroom even for 1 minute at some point, because the ice-cream dish was coming and they didn't want it to melt:)

FOOD: Because we HAD TO order the menu the food unfortunatelly was totally disappointing. The food itself wasn't bad, cuisine nouvelle, quite tasty. The problem was the amount of food that was served. In total 6 dishes which were the size of starters. So basically we paid a fortune to try some nice entrees. Surprising how someone had the guts to serve their clients two leafs of meat, the size of wedding rings as a main dish. We waited patiently, hoping that at least the "Banana split" would pay off all the waiting. While joking that they are probably going to serve us the mini-bananas split into we were completely sweeped off our feet when they indeed served us a...slice of banana dabbed in some yummy drop of yellow sauce. Yeah fine, fancy is allright, but a SLICE of banana, honestly?

General atmosphere: Everything was fine, until they brought us the bill. Of course, fancy restaurants have the right to charge more, but a set of 6 entrees per person in a clearly low-budget design restaurant is purely disrespectful for the client. If there was at least one dish of a normal or considerable size, we would not complain at all. Otherwise, we felt as if someone made a fool of us.

PRICES: Quality of food was nice, but how can you say the price was fair if you couldn't even really taste each dish? Sorry, call me a terrone, but totally INADEQUATE.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Milan, Italy
2 reviews
“the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2011

Everything about this restaurant was top notch. Pricey - but worth it. The eclectic design and atmosphere, combined with the wonderful service and one of a kind food made our dinner one to remember. At the end of the night the chef event came to introduce himself to our table and we spoke about different culinary topics. LOVE this restaurant.

Visited February 2011
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“nice for sunday's brunch, I like its style...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2008

nice for sunday's brunch, I like its style...

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